ADVANCED PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE

PTY5APP

2018

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

This subject involves three modules: (i) advanced spinal physiotherapy, (ii) professional practice, and (iii) a self-directed project. Advanced spinal physiotherapy expands on the clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills developed earlier in the course, with focus on spinal physiotherapy. The professional practice module aims to prepare students to commence practice as a newly graduated health professional, covering legislation, codes of conduct and ethical practice. In the third module, students will identify a gap in physiotherapy practice and develop a creative solution to this issue. As a self-directed project, students will develop their solution with the ultimate aim of improving physiotherapy practice within the chosen context. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated safe risks and creating change to achieve ambitions.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDeenika Benjamin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZHSPP, HZHSPB, HMPYPB, HMPYP; and must have passed all subjects in: PTY5PPC and PTY5PPD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Reflect on and critique your own and your colleagues' professional behaviour based on relevant legislation, ethical standards and Codes of practice, and provide feedback and recommendations for improvement as needed. Enabling outcomes: (i) locate, analyse and apply relevant legislation and Codes of practice to physiotherapy practice; (ii) self-reflect and identify one's own ethical and personal values/boundaries in regard to practice; (iii) justify your professional behaviour with reference to the required Codes of ethics/conduct; (iv) critique the professional behaviours of colleagues and provide effective feedback.

Activities:
Workshops including presentation of ethical dilemma and challenges to professional practice. Participation in end-of-year conference.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Communicate competently and sensitively with colleagues, clients and the public to justify and interpret appraisals of professional behaviour and research findings in a variety of modes and media. Enabling outcomes: (i) determine suitable presentation formats for effective communication with regard to the material being presented and the audience; (ii) prepare and deliver research findings to peers and relevant parties in a formal conference environment; (iii) generate a written report to communicate project plans and evaluation of project outcomes; (iv) communicate aspects of professional decisions in a manner that is sensitive to the values of others and facilitates exploration of theoretical underpinnings of professional practice.

Activities:
Presentation at end-of-year conference.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Independently gather and evaluate information and use it to create, improve and enhance specific aspects of physiotherapy practice. Enabling outcomes: (i) identify the need for a project that will enhance and improve physiotherapy practice and create an action plan for its implementation; (ii) independently manage creatively and safely solve problems to complete a physiotherapy project using a systematic approach; (iii) design and implement an evaluation of the outcomes of your completed physiotherapy project.

Activities:
Plan and execute a self-directed project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Design, justify and conduct a case-specific assessment, interpreting assessment findings and prioritising patient needs.

Activities:
Skills practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Design, justify and conduct a case-specific physiotherapy management plan, prioritising and evaluating interventions using reliable and valid outcome measures.

Activities:
Case study analysis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 30-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcos De Noronha

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 34 - 44
One 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 41
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 30 - 40
Six 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode 5 weeks"

Independent Research Week: 30 - 50
One 80.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Online structured self-learning guides and independent research will be completed for the PEEK Project."

WorkShop Week: 30 - 43
Six 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Seminar Week: 50 - 50
Three 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 50 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"End of year student PEEK conference in December"

Lecture Week: 30 - 40
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 40 and delivered via online.
"Advanced Spinal lectures to be watched during 5 week Block Mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2200 word project proposal, 2000 word project product, 600 word abstract, presentation (750 words)Presentation: 15min (10 min pres & 5 minutes of answering questions from assessor) Project proposal: 2200 words ( proposal 1700 words & Learning contract 500 words) Abstract: 600 words ( abstract 500 words & summary 100 words) Project product: 2000 words50 02, 03
one 2,200-word individual assignment25 04, 05
one 30-minute group presentation (equiv 1,000 words per student)20 01, 02
one 10-minute practical exam (equiv 500 words)5 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 30-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeenika Benjamin

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 34 - 44
One 4.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 41
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 30 - 40
Six 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block mode 5 weeks"

Independent Research Week: 30 - 50
One 80.0 hours independent research per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Online structured self-learning guides and independent research will be completed for the PEEK Project."

WorkShop Week: 30 - 43
Six 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Three 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block Mode for 5 weeks"

Seminar Week: 50 - 50
Three 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 50 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"End of year student PEEK conference in December"

Lecture Week: 30 - 40
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 40 and delivered via online.
"Advanced Spinal lectures to be watched during 5 week Block Mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2200 word project proposal, 2000 word project product, 600 word abstract, presentation (750 words)Presentation: 15min (10 min pres & 5 minutes of answering questions from assessor) Project proposal: 2200 words ( proposal 1700 words & Learning contract 500 words) Abstract: 600 words ( abstract 500 words & summary 100 words) Project product: 2000 words50 02, 03
one 2,200-word individual assignment25 04, 05
one 30-minute group presentation (equiv 1,000 words per student)20 01, 02
one 10-minute practical exam (equiv 500 words)5 04